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Do my children and I qualify for Early Head Start?

You and your children qualify for Early Head Start, if you:
  • Are pregnant
  • Have children under age three
  • Have a qualifying income (see the table below) OR
  • Are eligible for public assistance (TCA)
  • Have foster children
For example, if your family size is three and your income is $18,530 or less per year (and you meet the guidelines above), then you and/or your children will likely qualify for Early Head Start.


TABLE: 100% FPL
Early Head Start Income Guidelines
family sizemonthly incomeannual income
2 $1,226 $14,710
3 $1,544 $18,530
4 $1,863 $22,350
5 $2,181 $26,170
6 $2,499 $29,990
7 $2,818 $33,810
8 $3,136 $37,630
for each additional person, add $318 $3,820



Updated 06/06/2011